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POE: ‘BANGKO SA BARYO’ TO AID PANDEMIC-HIT POOR

Senator Grace Poe underscored the need to establish banking services in remote communities as more people turn to digital transactions on worries of coronavirus transmission. Poe, chairperson of the Senate committee on banks, financial institutions and currencies, led a virtual public hearing to tackle bills seeking to institutionalize Bangko sa Baryo that will allow banks […]

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TOLENTINO: CLASSROOM CLASSES IN LOW-RISK AREAS

Senator Francis Tolentino is pushing for the gradual resumption of face-to-face classes in low-risk island provinces in the country for the upcoming opening of the school year in September amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with ANC’s Headstart, Tolentino stressed that island provinces such as Guimaras, Biliran, Batanes, and Camiguin which have low […]

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INMATES SHOULD BE ABLE TO VOTE – ESCUDERO

Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero urged the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to ensure that inmates or persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) would be able to exercise their rights to vote in the May 2022 local and national elections. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Escudero said the rights of these PDLs should be upheld […]

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LANDBANK OPENS 1ST MOBILE BRANCH IN PAMPANGA

The Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) officially inaugurated its first mobile facility here serving as a pop-up branch to reach more Filipinos in underserved communities. “We are very proud to inaugurate the very first Landbank mobile branch in the country, right here, especially first in the City of San Fernando,” Landbank branch banking sector […]

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‘STRONGER’ PCC BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK – BENITEZ

A panel of the House of Representatives approved a measure that would strengthen the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) by amending some provisions of Republic Act 10667 or the “Philippine Competition Act.”   The House Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by AAMBIS-OWA Partylist Representative Sharon Garin, approved the substitute measure consolidating House Bills 6243 and 5906, which […]

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PROTECT OFW REMITTANCES, MONEY TRANSFERS – POE

Senator Grace Poe said financial institutions such as banks and money transfer companies as well as regulators should do more to protect the remittances of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). The latest Consumer Expectations Survey of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed that 96 percent of households that receive remittances spend it on food and […]

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GIVE TEACHERS LIVING QUARTERS IN SCHOOLS – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is pushing for the provision of living facilities for public school teachers, especially those who have to travel long distances to get to their schools. “For years we have heard stories of our teachers who have to travel far and oftentimes through rough terrain and even turbulent waters just to reach the […]

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PRC SULU GETS AWARD FOR C-130 CRASH RESCUE

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Sulu Chapter was awarded a Plaque of Appreciation by the Joint Task Force Sulu, Western Mindanao Command after the humanitarian organization’s unwavering support to generously extend its assistance to the families of the Joint Task Force Sulu troopers and civilians who were casualties in the July 4 C-130 crash in […]

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QC SHOPS NOT USING ‘KYUSIPASS’ FACE PENALTIES

Amid reported cases of the more contagious and transmissible Delta COVID-19 variant in the country, Mayor Joy Belmonte has approved an ordinance that will further boost Quezon City’s contact tracing efforts through the full implementation of its “KyusiPass” contact tracing app. The ordinance also penalizes business establishments not properly using the KyusiPass, following reports that […]

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SIARGAO IN TIME’S ‘GREATEST PLACES TO EXPLORE’

Surigao del Norte 1st District Representative Francisco Jose Matugas II has welcomed the recognition of Siargao Island by Time Magazine. “Thank you Time Magazine for the recognition of the creativeness and resilience of the people of Siargao Island,” Matugas said. Siargao Island was named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 World’s Greatest Places to Explore […]